Rep. Dem. CONGO
Zairois dans la paix retrouvee
Tricolore au vent ravive l'ideal
Zairians, in refound peace
We are a united people, Zairians.
Forward with pride and dignity,
A great people, for ever free!
O Tricolour, kindle the sacred fire in us
So that we may build our country finer yet,
Beside a "Kingly River",
Beside a "Kingly River".
Waving Tricolour, revive the ideal
Which binds us to our forbears and our children:
Peace, Justice and Work,
Peace, Justice and Work.
Adopted in 1972
Words by BOKA DI MPASI LONDI (1929-)